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KDV has over 30 years of experience representing the construction industry in all types of matters. Our law firm is known for the high level of comprehensive services we offer at every phase of the construction project. We offices in New York City and Long Island, New York and Hackensack, New Jersey.

Who We Represent

Our construction lawyers represent a variety of stakeholders in the construction industry. We have local and regional clients that range from professionals and family businesses to large development corporations. Our clients include:

  • Architects
  • Construction managers
  • Developers
  • Design professionals
  • Engineers
  • General contractors
  • Material suppliers
  • Property owners
  • Subcontractors
  • Trade contractors
  • Surety companies

What We Do

Our construction law attorneys handle virtually any issue that might arise from the moment a project is conceived until it is completed. From the negotiating table to the construction site, our legal team helps our clients reach success. Construction industry services we offer include:

  • Claims, Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation 
    Our law firm represents plaintiffs or defendants involved in construction disputes. We resolve claims involving bonds, extra work, notice, breach of contract, and delay and other issues through mediation, arbitration or litigation. In each case, we work closely with the client to determine the best approach to reach their goals.
  • Construction Contract Drafting, Negotiation & Interpretation 
    A building that stands atop an unsteady foundation risks damage or collapse. Similarly, a project based upon a poorly-drafted contract is likely to fail. Our lawyers draw upon decades of litigation, and business experience to anticipate potential issues and proactively negotiate effective contractual terms. We draft solid contracts that prevent disputes and protect our clients if problems arise.
  • Compliance 
    The laws and regulations that govern the construction industry are complex and constantly changing. Business owners and professionals are expected to stay abreast and comply with these evolving laws. Our attorneys guide clients through the regulatory minefield of OSHA/Safety, wage and hour, labor laws, Buy American Act LEED and Minority, Women-Owned, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (M/W/DBE).
  • Construction Administration Services & Risk Management
    The best way to deal with a problem is to avoid it in the first place. Our attorneys work closely with construction administrators to mitigate risks, liability and losses. We also help contractors remain in compliance with notice requirements associated with termination, claims/disputes, delays and extra work.
Practice Group Leadership
Attorney Woodbury, New York
Attorney New York, New York
Co-Chair of the General Liability Defense Practice Group
New York, New York , Hackensack, New Jersey
Attorney Hackensack, New Jersey , Washington, D.C.,
Partner New York, New York
Vice-Chair of General Liability Coverage Practice Group
Los Angeles, California
Partner Woodbury, New York
Partner Woodbury, New York
Co-Managing Partner, New Jersey Office
Co-Chair, Data Privacy & Technology Services Practice Group
Hackensack, New Jersey , Washington, D.C.,
Vice-Chair of Construction Practice
Woodbury, New York
Partner Woodbury, New York
Co-Managing Partner - Long Island Office
Chair of Construction Practice Group
Woodbury, New York
Attorney Hackensack, New Jersey , New York, New York
Co-Chair of the General Liability Defense Practice Group
Co-Chair of KDV’s Women’s Initiative
Woodbury, New York
Super Lawyers Martindale Hubbel AV Preeminent Law 360